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Event Coordinator | Informa Exhibitions - Friday, February 10, 2017

Job Title:   Event Coordinator

Location:   Vancouver, BC
Department:  Cargo Logistics & IDS
 
JOB PURPOSE

The Event Coordinator is responsible for becoming an integral team member and supporting the Event Marketing Manager and Show Director(s) in the development and execution of the IDS Vancouver and Cargo Logistics shows. This is a full-time fixed-term position.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • TEAM SUPPORT – become an integral team member, supporting Event Manager, Show Director(s), and Event Marketing Manager by liaising with supporting associations, media partners, speakers, exhibitors, vendors, advisory council members, and sponsors.
  • CONFERENCE PROGRAM, FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS DEVELOPMENT – work within the Cargo Logistics and IDS teams to provide direct support to the Event Marketing Manager as an engaging speaker roster and feature program is developed. Meet and engage with industry-leading suppliers and sponsors as required.
  •  EXHIBIT & SPONSOR MANAGEMENT – Manage exhibitor manual and exhibitor queries, providing a high level of customer service to participating associations, sponsors and exhibitors.
  •  OPERATIONS - Work with show decorators, venue and exhibitors to ensure the show runs smoothly prior-to, and during the show.
  • COMMUNICATIONS – Define content and implement electronic email newsletters to the industry-at- large. Manage exhibitor bulletins and other correspondence with exhibiting companies, pertaining to logistics, leading up to the event.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA – Contribute to social media feeds. 
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE – Manage databases. Field calls and emails from the general public, exhibitors, delegates and speakers in a friendly and timely manner.
  • MANAGE SPECIAL PROJECTS – Manage features and special elements of the events as they arise.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • University Degree or College Diploma
  • CEM certificate or working towards preferred
  • Experience working in Events
  • Project Management Knowledge
  • Experience with social media, specifically LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Interest in supply chain and logistics and/or transportation is an asset
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites and/or online advertising preferred
  • French language proficiency an asset
 
Please submit your resume to recruiting@informacanada.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
 
If you require accommodations to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Informa Canada via email at recruiting@informacanada.com, by phone at 416-215-3485, or indicate accommodations required in your cover letter.
 
 
Regional Vice President | Informa Exhibitions - Friday, February 10, 2017

Job Title:   Regional Vice President, Vancouver

Location:   Vancouver, BC
 
JOB PURPOSE
 
The Vice President, Vancouver, will be responsible for developing and implementing the overall management and execution strategies for the Vancouver office as well as directing the Buildex events, Cargo Logistics and any other events acquired or developed that is determined to be included in your responsibilities by Informa Canada Inc.
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Shape and develop office strategy and organization.
  • Development of Cargo Logistics event and project plans.
  • Identify opportunities and areas for improvement and development within each department.
  • Advise the Executive Vice President and VPs on strategic business development and key regional planning issues that relate and impact the operations of the whole location.
  • Keep the Executive Vice President and corresponding VPs informed about business activities, performance, opportunities, and recommended courses of action including trouble-shooting.
  • Lead Show Directors to evaluate and take actions that are consistent with the company's overall strategy.
  • Set subjective and objective performance goals tailored to each event and ensure achievement and adherence to annual budgets.
  • Develop operational goals for the region which are aggressive, yet obtainable, and tied to long-term strategic goals.
  • Build an organizational culture in which passion for continuous improvement and focus on the growth and development is innate.
  • Implementation of productivity/quality metrics and of incentive programs designed to be cost effective, increase sales and to enhance efficiency.
  • Management of Vancouver office including solidifying the leadership team and providing strategic direction.
  • Effective planning and layout of workflow, staff resource, and event management.
  • Successful contract negotiation and budget planning.
  • Directly supervise the Show Directors. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's written policies and applicable laws.
  • Direct report responsibilities of interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Vice President.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ten or more years of senior tradeshow management experience.
  • In-depth understanding of operations as it relates to trade shows.
  • Proven capabilities to implement complex projects while maintaining costs and timelines.
  • Project oriented with a superior attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong team player who interacts well with internal teams, vendors and external clients alike.
  • Ability to travel, nationally and internationally.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
 
Please submit your resume to recruiting@informacanada.com. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
 
If you require accommodations to participate in the recruitment process, please notify Informa Canada via email at recruiting@informacanada.com, by phone at 416-215-3485, or indicate accommodations required in your cover letter.